Shakopee man charged with leading police on chase

Published 10:04 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A Shakopee man who allegedly led Albert Lea police officers on a low-speed chase Monday in Albert Lea while more than three times the legal blood alcohol limit was charged with a felony Tuesday in Freeborn County District Court.

Bhuban K C

Bhuban K C, 47, is charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, gross misdemeanor second-degree driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor driving after revocation.

Court documents state C was charged after an Albert Lea officer noticed a Chevy Trailblazer make a left turn onto Front Street from Broadway Avenue at a relatively quick pace at about 1:10 p.m. Monday to try to beat a train to the intersection. The officer allegedly noted the vehicle would have had to cross onto an oncoming traffic lane on Broadway Avenue and Front Street to avoid stop arms.

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The officer attempted to pull C over, but he allegedly did not pull over, traveling west on Front Street at speeds of around 20 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Near the intersection of Front Street and Fourth Avenue, court documents state the vehicle’s speed increased to approximately 40 mph before making a left turn into the Korner Mart gas station. C was then taken into custody.

C allegedly showed signs of intoxication in administered tests and was found to have had a .27 blood alcohol content, court documents state.

C’s driving privileges were revoked at the time of the incident. Court documents state he had two previous DWI convictions.

Judge Steven Schwab set conditional bail for C at $12,000, contingent on him submitting to random and daily alcohol and drug testing, signing a waiver of extradition, not possessing alcohol or drugs and following other court requirements.

His next appearance is scheduled for Nov. 8.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.

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